this ain’t livin’ turns three years old today, which is kind of neat. Or at least I think so, I don’t know about the rest of you. What started as a whim has definitely outgrown my expectations, and outlived many of the blagorgs rattling about on the Internet. And for both 2006 and 2007, I posted every day, which I think is rather a feat; we’re also going strong for every day in 2008. So here’s a retrospect of notable posts from the last year:
Last August, I did lots of things, including musing about figs.
In September, I went to the Paul Bunyan Days Parade, and took two bad pictures with my cellphone.
October found me in the coffeehouse, talking about fat.
The chilly gray November sky brought a camera!
With December and the close of the year, I announced The Book Project.
The January storm made me very cranky.
In February, I wrote about the bolts of the Molybos carousel.
The Henry Makepeace serial started in March.
In April, warnings about bad plastics led me to reminisce about my Nalgene.
May heralded the arrival of the Book Club of the Damned selection.
California caught fire in June. I took a cool picture of the sunrise.
This July, a fart was heard ’round the world.
Here’s to another year of adventuring together. I also want to give a special shout-out to some of my readers, because although I love you all, I love some of you more than others, and that’s just how it works. Although I would love to see more of you commenting, of course. Let’s make the fourth year of this ain’t livin’ the year of the de-lurk.
Vicki has made some excellent comments, recommended some really good books, and sent a whole stack of reading material. I can’t wait to read her novel, and I may have to give her a special reader prize or something. For Special Services to the Blog.
Tristan has also made some good book recommendations, as well as some less good recommendations via the Chicago book club. And our late-night debates have fueled hours of productive blograntings.
Brendan always leaves delightfully argumentative comments which are well thought out and sometimes so convincing that I change my mind. Sometimes.
Thanks to Suzy, Tallie, Bronwyn, Haddock, Kris, F, Baxt, David, Kenyon, and Ideasinca for their book recommendations. Suzy, XUP, Meridith, Lindsay, Gowan, and Dr. Regina all comment regularly (and interestingly) enough to merit a special mention.